Porterville College

Advanced Information Systems

Associate in Science Degree   AS

The Associate in Science in Advanced Information Systems prepares students transferring to a CSU in Information Technology-Information Systems (IT IS). The required classes represent the normal undergraduate core for transfer to the CSU. Graduates from a CSU have a wide range of career options including: business, industry, teaching, research, and agriculture. They work in multiple specialty areas including: business application developers, business analysts, database designers, web and E-Commerce developers and administrators, webmasters, wireless and mobile application developers, network and security specialists, network administrators, social media specialists, and information systems consultants
Program Learning Outcomes: By the completion of the degree the student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of a broad business and real world perspective of information technology.; apply knowledge of data design and data management principles demonstrate knowledge of basic programming principles; demonstrate the ability to select, implement and evaluate appropriate problem solving techniques and tools; design effective and usable IT-based solutions and integrate those components into the user environment; communicate effectively and efficiently with clients, users and peers both verbally and in writing, using appropriate terminology.

  1. Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following: transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. 40 units from either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units in the major as determined by the required courses described below.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

Required core courses (13 units)

INFS P110 - Information & Communication Technology Essentials 4 units
INFS P100 - Business Information Systems 3 units
INFS P113 - Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methodologies 3 units
INFS P220 - Data Communications and Networking 3 units

List A: Select 6 units or 2 courses from the following:

INFS P210 - Systems Analysis and Design 3 units
BSAD P132 - Business Communications 3 units
INFS P164 - Introduction to Cybersecurity: Ethical Hacking 3 units
INFS P180 - Introduction to Database Management Systems 3 units

List B: Select 3 units or 1 course from the following:

BSAD P155 - Business Statistics  3 units

General Education: In addition to completing the major requirements, students must also complete one general education pattern:

1. PC General Education Pattern

2. IGETC Pattern

3. CSU General Education Pattern

Electives as needed to complete the 60 minimum units to complete the degree. 

Effective Summer 2017.

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